Our Mission

Founded in 1984, the New York Women Composers has been advocating and promoting music written by living women composers to redress the underrepresentation of women in the field of contemporary music. As one of the longest-established composer organizations in the United States, our mission is to increase awareness of music by women composers through performing, recording, networking, and mentoring opportunities. The NYWC is a resource for performers, musicologists, presenters, and curators for the discovery of women’s music. Our advocacy for equitable representation in the field is expanding the inclusion of women’s works in the contemporary concert and recording repertoire.